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Starting tonight, May 19, at 8 p.m. we'll make changes to the current lane split on I-195 West in East Providence. The new split will feature one lane to the left and two lanes to the right of the split. Just as is operates today, all lanes continue through toward I-95. See the latest travel advisory to learn more.

 

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Henderson Bridge, East Providence/Providence

 

 

Work continues on the construction of the new bridge over the Seekonk River. Now that all of the steel beams are in place, crews are making progress on the formation of the bridge deck.

 

Additional bridge work requires alternating one-way traffic across a small (500 foot) section of the Henderson Bridge starting on Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

 

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I-95 North Viaduct, Providence

 

 

We recently opened a new bridge at I-95 North to Route 146 North at Exit 38A (old Exit 23) as a part of the planned reconfiguration of the Providence Viaduct. Now, the old bridge to Route 146 North can be demolished. In its place, we will continue construction of a new collector-distributor road that will separate on-and-off ramp traffic from the I-95 through lanes.

 

Today, we've also opened a newly rebuilt portion of the Smith Street Bridge over I-95 North. We'll now demolish the other half of the bridge and rebuild it. Pedestrians will be able to cross the bridge on a new sidewalk on the south side of the bridge.

 

Overnight demolition, with noise anticipated, continues for retaining wall construction between Park Street and I-95 North. During the day, we also need to close lanes on of Park Street and Charles Street. Follow signed detours during all closures. 

 

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Pell Bridge Ramps Phase 2, Newport

 

 

A new lane shift on Admiral Kalbfus Road has been installed to allow for installation of new drainage, curbing, sidewalks, roadway pavement and shared use path construction. Commuters for the Navy base can also utilize the new JT Connell roadway south of the roundabout and the Connector Road for an easy alternative access point to the bridge to avoid the Admiral Kalbfus work zone.  Sidewalks along the north side will be temporarily closed and pedestrians will need to follow signage to avoid construction area

 

Sidewalk installation and electrical work will be conducted along America’s Cup and Farewell Street which may require temporary alternating lane closures.  Rail work may be conducted at times along the Newport Secondary. The bridge rehabilitation work will also continue along Route 138 at the Third Street, Newport Secondary and JT Connell overpasses and may require temporary lane shifts along Third Street and JT Connell Highway as needed. 

 

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Route 146, Lincoln/North Smithfield

 

 

Overnight bridge demolition and utility work continues within the project area on I-295 and Route 146 in Lincoln. Temporary road widening on Route 146 northbound and southbound in the area of Sayles Hill Road in North Smithfield requires lane closures Sunday-Thursday nights. Follow signed detours. Road construction will also take place weekdays on Route 146, from Route 146A to Route 104, and on Route 146A at the Spring Brook Bridge, with alternating lane and shoulder closures.

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Route 6/10 Interchange Reconstruction, Providence

 

 

The planned lane closures for this weekend at the Route 6/10 Interchange in Providence has been postponed and will be rescheduled later this summer. 

 
 

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Washington Bridge, East Providence/Providence

 

 

We'll be shifting traffic starting tonight, May 19, at 8 p.m. Motorists heading West on I-195 may continue to use any lane to reach I-95; motorists should continue to use the right lane to take the Gano Street or South Main Street exists.

 

Work also continues on the development of the future off-ramp to Waterfront Drive from I-195 West.

 

 

May 19, 2023

 

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